Warbird Kid wrote:
Seeing as how its still up on Courtesy I don't believe its been sold yet. Hey, wasn't the 57th based out of Stratford?
The 57th FG was the first unit based out of Windsor Locks Army Airfield (later Bradley Field) and Stratford was an aux. field that usually had one of the Group's three Squadrons based there. Another Squadron was based at Groton. New England was a designated P-47 training region.
However, "Hairless Joe" is not from that group. "Zemke's Wolf Pack" the 56th FG, lays claim to "Hairless Joe". I believe the 56th trained in the NY area out of Mitchel Field.
The 57th fought in Italy and the 56th out of merry olde England.
PS: I CORRECTED the Squadron Number!
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